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Balentien, Wladimir バレンティン (ばれんてぃん)
Yakult Swallows | #4 | OF
Born: 07/01/1984 (age 35)
Height: 185cm
Weight: 100kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
History: セント・ポール・コーリション-マリナーズ-レッズ-3Aルイビル
Roster Changes: added 04/02/2016
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[6/9/2018] Wladimir Balentien hurts right hand

Wladimir Balentien hurt his right hand while making a catch up against the wall during the eighth inning of a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Jingu Stadium on June 8. He was replaced on defense in the ninth inning and is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sanspo 6/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/9/2018

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[8/24/2017] Wladimir Balentien leaves game with discomfort in calves

Wladimir Balentien felt discomfort in both his calves when he grounded out to third in the sixth inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Jingu Stadium on August 24. He was removed on defense in the seventh inning. The Yakult Swallows do not think Balentien’s condition is serious. He was already feeling better after the game.

Source: Sanspo 8/24/2017

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[6/6/2017] Wladimir Balentien left out of starting line-up with leg discomfort

Wladimir Balentien was left out of the starting line-up against the Softbank Hawks at YafuOku Dome on June 6 because of discomfort in his right leg. Balentien may have tweaked his leg while running out an infield hit during an at bat in the ninth inning of a game against the Seibu Lions on June 4.

The Yakult Swallows will monitor Balentien’s condition over the next two to three days. His leg is currently at sixty to seventy percent.

Source: Daily Sports 6/6/2017

[UPDATE 6/8 @ 4:32pm]

Balentien was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sponichi 6/8/2017

[UPDATE 6/8 @ 6:18pm]

Balentien was examined by a team doctor after the game on June 4. No abnormalities were discovered. The Swallows decided to take him off the active roster today because he might need more than a few days for a full recovery and the team can not afford to keep him on the active roster if he is unable to play.

Balentien returned to Tokyo today and will be re-examined on June 9.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2017

[UPDATE 6/9 @ 10:08pm]

Balentien was re-examined at a hospital in Tokyo today. A CT scan revealed a mild strain in his right hamstring.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2017

[UPDATE 6/22 @ 9:29pm]

Balentien played in his first Ni-gun rehab game today. He got the start in left against Yokohama and batted clean-up. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI: 1B9, Ks, 1B9 one RBI. He was replaced on defense in the fifth inning.

Added additional performance information on 6/23 @ 5:56pm.

Source: Sponichi 6/22/2017, Sanspo 6/23/2017

[UPDATE 6/24 @ 6:01pm]

Balentien started at designated hitter and batted fourth against Ni-gun Nippon Ham today. He went 4-for-5 with four RBI: fly out to right in the first, RBI single to left in the third, RBI single to center in the fourth, a two-run home run to left-center in the sixth, a walk in the eighth, and a single to left in the ninth.

Added additional performance information on 6/25 @ 12:47pm.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/24/2017

[UPDATE 6/25 @ 10:34pm]

Balentien got the start in left and batted fourth against Ni-gun Nippon Ham today. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI. He reached on an error in the first, hit a single to center in the third, grounded into a double play in the fifth, and recorded a sac fly to center in the seventh.

Source: Sanspo 6/25/2017

[UPDATE 6/26 @ 10:58am]

Even though Balentien has been hitting the ball well, the Swallows will wait to add him to the active roster because he is still unable to run at full speed.

Source: Sponichi 6/26/2017

[UPDATE 6/27 @ 8:37pm]

Balentien hit a solo home run against Ni-gun Rakuten today.

Source: Sponichi 6/27/2017

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[9/30/2016] Wladimir Balentien hurts left wrist

Wladimir Balentien hurt his left wrist while playing defense in the third inning of Thursday night’s game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama Stadium. He was later replaced on defense in the fourth inning.

Balentien was examined at a hospital in Yokohama. No abnormalities were discovered. He will not play in the last game of the season on October 1. He is slated to return to the United States some time next week.

Source: Sanspo 9/30/2016

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[9/13/2016] Injury Updates: Wladimir Balentien, Tetsuto Yamada

Wladimir Balentien got treatment for his right hamstring pain at the team facilities on his day off on September 12. He told reporters the pain was at a level he could play through and that he did not want to miss the next two games on the schedule, both against Yokohama.

Tetsuto Yamada was examined by the team doctor after he took a pitch off his left side on September 11. His condition is not serious and does not require a visit to the hospital. He is not expected to miss any games, though he is not 100 percent.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/13/2016

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[9/11/2016] Wladimir Balentien out of starting line-up

Wladimir Balentien tweaked his right hamstring during yesterday’s game against the Hanshin Tigers at Jingu Stadium. He was left out of the starting line-up today, but was available as a pinch-hitter.

Source: Sanspo 9/11/2016

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[9/2/2016] Wladimir Balentien leaves games after getting hit by pitch

Wladimir Balentien took a pitch off the back of his left hand during his at bat in the ninth inning of Friday’s game against the Hiroshima Carp at Jingu Stadium. He was replaced by a pinch-runner. He was taken to a hospital for tests after the game.

Source: Sanspo 9/2/2016, Daily Sports 9/2/2016

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[6/17/2016] Wladimir Balentien leaves game with possible leg injury

Wladimir Balentien may have tweaked his left leg while running out a grounder in the bottom of the second inning of tonight’s game against the Seibu Lions at Jingu Stadium. He remained in the game but was replaced on defense in the top of the fourth inning.

Source: Sponichi 6/17/2016, Sports Hochi 6/17/2016

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[4/24/2016] Wladimir Balentien tweaks left leg while running down fly ball

Wladimir Balentien got the start in left and batted fourth against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome today. He tweaked his left leg (adductor muscle) while chasing down a fly ball hit by Yohei Oshima in the bottom of the first inning. He was taken out of the game as a precaution. He later told reporters he did not think it was a strain and that he should be okay for Tuesday’s game.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/24/2016, Jiji Press 2/24/2016

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[4/1/2016] Balentien goes 0-for-2 in rehab game

Wladimir Balentien (left side) played in a rehab game at Ni-gun on April 1. He got the start in left and batted third against Nippon Ham. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and left after five innings.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/1/2016

[UPDATE 4/2 @ 7:32am]

Balentien went 0-for-2: G6, BB, G6dp. He could be called up after one more game.

Source: Sanspo 4/2/2016

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